BAMFORD Hat-trick sinks Risboro !!
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Risboro 7-0 Dynamos
Team: Edward; Luca, Aiden, Harry, Owen; Jake, Jay, George, Charlie; Kai, Alfie
The big news story this Sunday was no Callum, Ellis, Conor, Max or Dorian as 5 players were unavailable for selection leaving Mike with no options from the bench. Also, Jay, recently back from injury, was deployed in midfield for the match.
We knew this would be tough and told the boys to do their best, go and enjoy the match.
In the first minute Edward had the ball in his hands and unleashed a huge kick which found Kai through on goal, but his shot was blocked. Great start. The resulting corner was swung in and George, playing higher up the pitch, found himself free at the back post, his shot was again blocked by the Risborough defence.
Moments later Owen played a delightful ball through to Kai but his shot was well saved. Dynamos were on top.
4 minutes and another trademark long kick from Edward bounced over the defence to find Kai, this time he lobbed the keeper...but it just cleared the bar.
Then...a Risborough corner, against the run of play wasn't cleared and they went 1-0 up....such a shame.
Within a minute, Risborough had a second goal as they beat the offside trap and tucked the ball away easily. 2-0 Risborough.
11 minutes and some good work from Charlie in the middle saw him find Kai with a through ball....but Kai had strayed marginally offside.
Alfie, Owen, Charlie and Kai were moving around well and causing Risborough some issues, but just without an end product.
17 minutes and 2 became 3 as Risborough played another through ball which wasnt cut out and they effectively killed the game off. 3-0 Risborough.
Dynamos heads didn't drop (much) and they were still producing some good moves. Charlie again was provider as a ball through found Jake running free down the left wing. A heavy touch meant the keeper was able to just clear his lines.
Next up George won the ball and found Jay who skillfully "kneed" it through to Kai who went on a run but his shot was saved again.
24 minutes and Harry tripped up their attacker for a clear pen....wait...nothing given, great tackle Harry...!?!? Unfortunately a minute later and Risborough got another goal....4-0 Risborough.
Owen picked the ball up inside his own half and skipped past a challenge and moved the ball to Kai, he crossed and Jake was close to getting on the end of it, unlucky and great move.
Luca and Harry in the middle of the defence were winning their fair share of tackles and Luca got his foot in to stop a certain goal. Great tackle...and Aiden was on hand to clear the ball moments later as Risborough threatened.
Next, Luca found Jake on the left and he beat his man and hit a fantastic ball over the defence and to the feet of Owen, he ran clear and beat the keeper...but just wide of the post...how unlucky !!!
Next up Charlie was involved again finding the ever-willing Kai who had another shot saved by the keeper. Dynamos could not buy a goal this half.
Just before half time and Risborough were through....but Edward was equal to the shot making a superb save down to his right.
Half Time 4-0 Risborough
37 minutes....and Risborough were at it again, this time the tiring Dynamos team could not stop the attack and Risborough went 5-0 up.
Risborough then should have made it 6 but Owen, now playing at right back, reacted the quickest and cleared the ball to stop a certain goal. However, a couple of minutes later and a corner wasn't cleared and Risborough stuck it in from close range. 6-0 Risborough.
Risborough were on top and Edward was being called upon to save more shots which he did. Also a corner saw Risborough head over from close range.
49 minutes and Jay played the ball to Kai, he beat his man and played in Charlie but his shot was blocked. Dynamos could have so easily have scored a few goals today.
52 minutes and Edward was at it again...clawing a shot away and pouncing on it before it went over the line !?!? That is what he told me...
A couple of minutes later and Dirty George was at it...what a cynical foul and the finger-wagging referee was not happy, but no yellow card for George...!
57 minutes and another Risborough shot came in and the towering Owen cleared with an impressive header...the ball was waist high for most players....but Owen got his head on it to clear for a corner.
Another minute later and another goal...7-0 Risborough.
A throw in from Jay was picked up by Aiden and he hit a sweet ball down the line to Kai who scampered free and got a shot away but the keeper was equal to it.
Still time for Edward to tip a great shot over the bar. Harry cleared the corner and Aiden helped it out. Jake then found Charlie in the middle and he passed to Kai who had a shot blocked.
The final minute saw yet another save from Edward and the ball fell to the Risborough striker who hit his shot but Aiden was on hand to block his effort.
Final score 7-0 Risborough.
A disappointing score against a team that I think we would do well against with a full squad, however, with a make shift team seeing all 11 of them playing 70 minutes of football I think they should be proud that they kept going.
Luca was solid at the back and well supported by Harry and Aiden. Owen was busy all match and helped out in defence in the second half well. Edward made some trademark saves and distribution was good today. Kai...well...a number of efforts and so unlucky not to score today...it will come.
Final mention...must be for Jay, playing 70 minutes out on pitch, back from injury, with Tom shouting at him all game...!!! Well done all !